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in washington, 7:00 a.m. in washington, d.c., and 1:00 in the afternoon in tunis, where thousands of people have gathered for the funeral of the assassinated opposition leader and human rights activist, chokri belaid. this is the scene live at the cemetery where mr. belaid will be buried. many in the crowd have accused tunisia's islamist government of responsibility for his murder. the country is now facing its worst political crisis since the uprising which brought down the ben ali regime two years ago. a nationwide protest strike has been called for today. politicians are squabbling about the future of the current government. our world affairs correspondent, nick chiles, has been following developments. >> the body of chokri belaid begins its final journey, surrounded by a swelling and emotional crowd. the feelings stirred by the assassination of the opposition leader and the subsequent political fallout are plain to see. tunisia remains gripped by the worst crisis since the revolution which toppled the long-time dictator, ben ali, more than two years ago. and they braced for further tensions
. protesters have gathered outside the interior ministry in tunis. these are live shots. hello and welcome to al jazeera. asking for a fair day's pay indonesia oppose the economy booms. people are demanding an increase in the minimum wage. the french minister calls the conflict in mali a real war. there's a new effort to save the ancient roman city of pompeii . a tunisian opposition leader has died after being shot outside his home in the capital tunis. shokri belaid led the unified democratic nationalist party and had been a strong critic of tunisia's government. witnesses say that he died in a clinic after being attacked when he left home. this shows the place reportedly where he was shot. his family and the prime minister have called it an assassination. the leader of the party which dominates the government says it undermines the ability of tunisia. >> this is a heinous political climate seemed to undermine the stability of the country. targeting our transition to democracy and any development projects currently planned by the government. we consider the perpetrators as enemies of the
with the islamists." protesters took to the streets in tunis and other cities demanding that the government resign. there has been turmoil on the streets since the killing of secular leader chokri belaid. police used tear gas on protesters when they came close to the ministry. protesters say the ruling party is behind the assassination of the political leader, gunned down outside his home on wednesday. a senior official said it had not consulted with his party. before the opposition, it was not enough. a spokesman from the popular front party said the government had to go. >> everybody agrees the government has failed. it no longer has a role to play. we demand its resignation and the creation of a new government that will guide the country through a transitional period. >> friday will see belaid's funeral as well as a general strike called by the country's main trade union. >> what can be done to ease the tensions in tunisia? for more, let's go to our correspondent in tunis. first off, no signs of compromise right now. what happens? >> they have been meeting today, and we are still waiting for a
and their -- there will be 16. tunis, up around 21. tunis, up around 21. >> welcome back. let's recap the headlines. the victims of an explosion in the capital of mexico city. it happened at the headquarters of the state-wrong oil company. hundreds of thousands of protesters have been rallying against the rebels in iraq. demonstrators say they want people representation for sunnis and justice for their relatives being held without charge. a lavish funeral procession as being held in the cambodian capital. the king was 90 years old when he died in october. hillary clinton has made her final public appearance as the u.s. secretary of state. she highlighted the global challenges of the next four years and hinted at what she will do when she leaves office. >> madame secretary. >> after 1 million kilometers, one under 12 countries, her last public event reflected on four years of change. -- 112 countries. >> more countries than ever have a voice in the global debate. what paths to power are opening up as nations gain and flustered the strength of their economies rather than military. -- gain influence and strength.
the country. supporters flooded the streets of tunis and other cities. there are reports of barricades being erected in clashes with police. >> news of the assassination sparked protests in several tunisian cities. in the capital, thousands of angry protesters followed the ambulance carrying belaid's body. many blame the islamists, an accusation the party denies. >> people know that the criminals are directly linked to the head of the party. >> all these islamist organizations have a reputation of terrorist groups. history is a witness. it is not possible to discuss, negotiate, or agree with terrorists. the government has no other choice but to resign. otherwise, the tunisian people will topple them. they must step down. >> belaid was gunned down outside his home on wednesday. he headed the secular left- leaning patriots party. his allies said the killing was calculated to cause civil unrest. >> these people want to turn tunisian into another somalia. they want to see a spiral of violence in our country. we will not fall for that. chokri will not be the last march. >> in a speech to the euro
. that extends towards tunisia. highs are just 13 in tunis. for central parts of africa, looking relatively dry here. a few showers for gabon. some fairly heavy rain across parts of zambia and zimbabwe. heavy rain in madagascar. >> top stories on al jazeera -- thousands of tunisians had gathered in the capital for the funeral of a prominent opposition leader. shokri belaid's death sparked protests across the country. flights in and out of tunis have been canceled. air are reports of a shooting in bamako -- there are reports of a shooting in bamako. forces have attacked a military checkpoint near the city of gao. european leaders are getting closer to a deal to decide that you's -- decide the eu budget for the next seven years. incoming cia chief john brennan has defended his country's controversial drone program. he was one of the architects of the scheme, which has drawn criticism from human rights groups in the us and across the globe. >> the hearing to confirm john brennan as head of the cia got off to a rocky start. activists protested against the us drone program, which brennan helped to c
hope things will get better. we can only be optimistic. >> in the center of tunis, shops and businesses were boarded up. the general strike has brought the city to a standstill. >> for more on this, we are joined now live by our correspondent who is standing by in tunis. the clashes we have been seeing look especially fierce. what is the situation right now? >> clashes erupted earlier this afternoon. the situation is anxious. the situation is still unclear. it is not clear how it will evolve on the political end either. at the moment, tunisia is really not knowing what will happen in the next few days. >> what do you think? how is the crisis likely to play out given the tensions between ultra-conservative moslem groups on the one hand and secularists on the other in tunisia? >> it seems it might actually lead to not a second revolution, but it might lead to a reconstruction of the political landscape in tunisia, especially as democratic forces have been divided for the last couple of years are finally working together. there's a chance that the democratic process might find a good way t
is well. this is an enormous poor neighborhood home to half of the population of tunis. one in five people are unemployed and the percentages way higher here. >> they're playing a bigger role in the social protest. i think businesses, because they are seeing this dispute, unemployment is increasing quite dramatically. >> he is a science graduate who has not worked in his field in several years and he assured the government is to blame. >> the people in power must make major changes to bring the country from unemployment numbers social injustice, and equality to a situation they hope to achieve when they are read of the dictator. >> he is doing what he can survive putting aside the political crisis. they did and the power to the people, but what they did not give them is a booming economy is jobs. the economic and social problems inherited have not disappeared. they have become real problems for a suddenly rocky post- revolutionary road. al-jazeera, tunis. >> this storm has battered the eastern coast and moving north into canada. power has been cut off in three provinces. 40 centimeters is
agreement, which is why the president's party has withdrawn. >> news here in tunis coming from party officials that one of these secular parties inside the government's coalition is to allow will deal a heavy blow to prime minister, hamadi jebali, and his plan to form a government of technocrats. he said saturday night if his plan fails, he would resign. he said he was doing it to avoid that country's slide into chaos. by a measure of political chaos, already this -- already exists, discontent among the poor and unemployed. they feel the revolution as failed to deliver on its promises quickly enough. two years ago, it was an educated unemployed man who started the revolution by burning himself to death because of poverty and shave. today in the capital tunis, another sellars says things are better. >> it is better than before. much better. >> not all is well. this is an enormous pour of paper that come home to half the population. one in five people is not employed. that percentage is far higher here. >> they're playing a big role in the social protest into this and the different pro
. margaret warner reports. >> warner: protesters poured into the streets of tunisia's capital tunis and other cities, in a fury over the assassination of chokri belaid. he'd been a leader of the opposition to the islamist-led coalition government. belaid was gunned down this morning as he left his house in tunis, and taken to a nearby medical clinic where he was declared dead. within hours, thousands of people massed near the interior ministry and elsewhere with police firing tear gas, as the protesters fought back with stones. belaid's brother joined in charging the ruling ennahda party was either behind the killing or did nothing to prevent it. >> ( translated ): the message is: you shut up or we kill you. the ennahda party wants to rule the country on its own. actually, he has been receiving threats of murder for a long time. >> warner: officials of ennahda denied any role, and in france, tunisia's moderate islamist president moncef marsouki condemned the belaid killing. >> ( translated ): this assassination took place today itself, with the knowledge that i was to speak to you. this is a
sparked protests in tunis and around the country. tunisia has been gripped by instability and economic hardship. party leaders came to power making promises but they see problems before the arab spring. >>> executives seem happier with the recent economic climate. tell us what's changed. >> we've had a new government in japan and stock prices went higher. all of this seems to be working in the favor of boosting confidence for japan's manufacturing. orders for manufacture chinery third straight month. these factors encourage companies to increase their spending on plant and economic. cabinet officials said domestic firms place orders with machinery makers about $8 billion. the latest figure marks an increase of 2.8% in previous months in yen terms. this is much better than a negative figure that many analysts expected. the increase was mainly due to metal products and telecon equipment. britain's royal bank of scotland has been fined for rigging key interest rates. officials will pay over $600 million. they offered rate as a global bench mark used for monetary transactions. it's calcula
teargas and riot police on the streets of tunis as the country's fledgling democracy struggles to survive a crisis we know it is not good for us but it is not fun, but why are so many people doing it? fledglingntry's democracy struggles to survive. we know that it is not good for us, but wire so many people doing it? welcome to our viewers on public television in america. america's drone program came -- undere nomination fire at the nomination hearing for john brennan. the man that president obama has tapped to be his next spy chief says that the white house goes through agony to make sure that there are no collateral deaths in these attacks. >> a panel of senators brimming with questions. barely a few words in, the first interruption but not from politicians. >> i am honored to appear before you today as the president's nominee. >> would you hold please? i will ask the police to please remove this woman. >> four times, protesters interrupted at the hearing. there was a vocal opposition to the program and to john brennan becoming the next director. he was questioned over his pa
with unfulfilled expectations, but also the economy. it is still stagnating. in tunis, the job rate is still high. there has not been any money coming in, as well as the fact that tourists are not coming in either anymore. >> how much of this is a clash between secularists and the islamist party? >> a lot of what is going on has to do with competition between two major blocs within the country. secular liberals looking for more of a cosmopolitan way of life and you also have islamists who are looking to arabize society and institute conservative policies related to social issues. >> how closely do you think egyptian leaders are watching what is going on in geneva, the birthplace of the arabs during after all? -- the arab spring after all? >> i think the egyptian leaders are probably jam packed with what is going on there. >> are you surprised by the vehemence of the clashes? >> it is not too surprising just because we have seen an increase in polarization over the last year. as a result, it has created more tensions between the two different ideological blocks. >> what do you think will resolve t
out. the ruling party insists it is not going anywhere. al jazeera, tunis. >> the political class in tunisia is grappling with their political crisis. the latest development is this announcement made by the two major parties in the voting coalition. they said they have agreed on forming a national unity government. this is not the sense of the prime minister. the only way out is a government -- we have to wait and see whether the major political parties will overcome these divisions, these differences about how to move forward. as far as the tunisians are concerned, they are very worried about the growing divide between the islamists. they say there is not a strong will to solve those problems. there is no way the tunisians will be able to tackle. there is still this sentiment that there are a few days to solve this problem, otherwise it will face further insurgency and instability. >> the secretary-general condemned a tack on any and dissident camp in iraq. -- an attack on an iranian dissident camp in iraq. >> security sources say at least 30 rockets tore through the trailers of
and uncertainty. al jazeera, tunis. >> different carmaker has reported a record loss of $6.7 billion. that's in the last year. the company blamed the worsening state of the european car market. it announced a program last year to cut its costs in response to falling sales. measures include closing one factory. the french unions have used the courts to stall the closure. middle eastern ground water reserves used by iran, iraq, turkey, and syria as lost as much water as there is in the dixie. but according to a water resources research study. satellite images from 2003 through 2009 showed a large loss of water. red represents drier conditions. scientists believe a majority of the water was lost due to pumping groundwater, a drought in 2007, and melting ice. the body of an indigenous mexican woman called the ape woman has been laid to rest. she traveled with european people in 1850's as part of a freak show in the circus. her body was covered with thick from a particular condition. >> i felt julia needed to recover her dignity, her place in history, and in our memory. >> this is an act of jus
to form a new government. al jazeera is in tunis. >> prime minister hamadi jebali worked hard to form a government, but he failed to convince his own party and others to back his moves. so, he stepped down. however, jebali has left the door open for a future come back, saying that his -- he is ready to lead a national unity government, but only if his basic demands are met. >> the new government should have a clear program with a political ground that you devise -- that unifies all tunisians. what is important is to set a date for elections because forming a government is not the issue now. what is important is for our people and the outside world to have a clear vision as to when the constitution will be written and when elections will be held. >> the political crisis began on february 6, following the assassination of prominent opposition leader shokri belaid. the ruling and other parties were accused of being behind the killing. there were demands for the government to step down and for the parliament to be dissolved. determined to defuse tension, jebali offered to form a governmen
by jonathan rugman of "independent television news." >> reporter: in tunis today, crowds converged on the interior ministry on the same spot where the so-called arab spring began two years ago. "the people want the downfall of the regime" the chant once again. but this time the tear gas came from police loyal not to a dictator but to tunisia's democratically elected government, one which now stands accuse of complicity in political assassination. the victim was chokri belaid, shot outside his home yesterday by a gunman on a motorbike. belaid had appeared on television the night before he died. the s.e.c. tar politician told his interview that tunisia's governing islamist party harbored religious factions which incited violence. his killing prompted the biggest explosion of anger since the revolution itself. groups claiming that revolution had been stolen by islamists who would stop at nothing to eliminate their enemies. last night the prime minister told tunisians he would replace his cabinet with a political technocrat. but today his islamist party said it hadn't been consulted an
. these are not just some weird specialize in tunis. they are the core mission career skills -- these are not just some weird specialized careers. there is a problem that has been alluded to. when people come home from combat duty and the people work does not match your battle scars at all. we have heard this. people say, this case is about officers wanting promotions. i have talked to the four women who have come forward on this. when the stock to of the women who of the cited for various other reasons that it would not be the best idea for them to do this lawsuit. they have constitutional rights as well. we have women and veterans, too. some of them were out with female engagement teams in afghanistan with 120 guys that they call my guys were my brothers. they have encountered come back and they had people killed and were suffering. the minutes and came home, because that was not on paper, they said, that unit could not cut me orders. i had to immediately go back to my real units. i was over there with them. the guys were all morning together. they were being given certain treatment and put through a
was assassinated today. chokri belaid was 48 and was gunned down today as he left his house in tunis. that sparked violent street protests and a promise from tunisia's prime minister to hold elections as soon as possible. we are about to get a reminder that winter can be harsh in the northeast. a major snowstorm is on the way and david bernard is our cbs news weather consultant. david, three questions: what? when? how much? >> we're going to answer all of those tonight, scott, and the answers probably aren't what people are going to want to hear. let's give you an idea of how big of an area this is going to cover. all of new england, the state of new york, northern new jersey, northeastern pennsylvania under a winter storm watch. this green area running the corridor between boston and providence, that's a blizzard watch that's in effect for friday and saturday. now, this is the weather map the forecast map for friday evening, and we think a major low will be just off of the jersey shore. it's going to be strengthening all day with very heavy snows developing all over southern new england and even
.s. personnel in tunis, tripoli, cairo, sahna, and elsewhere that could potentially require a military response. in consultation with general dempsey and africom commander, general hamm, i directed several specific actions. first, we ordered a marine fleet antiterrorism secure team, a fast team stationed in spain to prepare to deploy to benghazi. a second fast platoon was ordered to prepare to deploy to the embassy in tripoli. a special operations force, which was training in central europe was ordered to prepare to deploy to an intermediate staging base in southern europe. and a special operations force based in the united states was ordered to deploy to an intermediate staging base in southern europe as well at siganela. some have asked why some other types of armed aircraft president bush not dispatched to benghazi. ththe reason simply is that armed uav's, gunships, or fixed wing fighters with the associated tanking, you've got to provide airy fueling abilities, armaments, you've got to arm all the weapons before you put them on the planes, targeting, and support facilities were not in the v
. i have no reason to believe he is not still in tunis but we are checking that all the time. >> when fox news asked for update given clinton's statement to congress, the state department deflected. >> the f.b.i. has the lead in the benghazi investigation. i don't have anything to share. it will send you to the f.b.i. >> no immediate response. no evident by the white house to reconcile the conflict between the testimony. >> bret: senator lindsey graham has been leading the effort to find out what happened september 11 in libya and joins us now on set. welcome. >> thank you. >> bret: there seems to be a lot of things you are still trying to find the answer to. the president today said in a google hangout that there are -- i'm not quoting here but he said it seems they are running out of questions to ask. paraphrasing what he said. your response? >> i destroyed a small forest trying to get the president to account for the leadership and the knowledge about benghazi. i have one question answered. i probably sent 30. the man released in tunisia, do you think we had anything on him or not?
of tunis as the country's fledgling democracy struggles to survive a crisis we know it is not good for us but it is not fun, but why are so many people doing it? fledglingntry's democracy struggles to survive. we know that it is not good for us, but wire so many people doing it? welcome to our viewers on public television in america. america's drone program came -- undere nomination fire at the nomination hearing for john brennan. the man that president obama has tapped to be his next spy chief says that the white house goes through agony to make sure that there are no collateral deaths in these attacks. >> a panel of senators brimming with questions. barely a few words in, the first interruption but not from politicians. >> i am honored to appear before you today as the president's nominee. >> would you hold please? i will ask the police to please remove this woman. >> four times, protesters interrupted at the hearing. there was a vocal opposition to the program and to john brennan becoming the next director. he was questioned over his past involvement in enhance interrogation techniques
in tunis, tripoli, cairo, sanaa and elsewhere that could potentially require a military response. in consultation with general dempsey, and africom commander general hamm, i directed several specific actions. first, we ordered a marine fleet anti-terrorism secure team, a fast team, stationed in spain to prepare to deploy to benghazi. a second fast platoon was ordered to prepare to deploy to the embassy in tripoli. a special operations force, which was training in central europe, was ordered to prepare to deploy to an intermediate staging base in southern europe, sigonella, and a special operations force based in the united states was ordered to deploy to an intermediate staging base in southern europe as well at sigonella. some ask why other types of armed aircraft were not dispatched to benghazi. the reason simply is because armed u.a.v.'s, ac-130 gun ships or fixed wing fighters with the associated tanking, you've got to provide air refueling abilities, armaments. you got to arm all the weapons before you put them on the planes. targeting and support facilities were not in the
there's political as well as street turmoil in tunis. let's go to the middle east where palestinian women are getting their husbands' sperm smuggled out of prisons. the proof is in the babies. the wives of several high security prisoners are turning up pregnant. sara sidner is in the west bank with details. >> reporter: she says the boy sitting on her lap is her husband's son. when they arrested my husband, i was 18 years old, she says. for 16 years, she has hoped for her husband's release from prison. it hasn't happened. he is serving 27 life sentences for helping plan a deadly bombing in a jerusalem market. palestinian prisoners jailed for terrorist attacks are not allowed con jugal visits. but she managed to get pregnant by having his sperm smuggled out of prison. why does the wife of a prisoner have to suffer and stay like this without children and a family? it's our right to meet our husbands and our right to have children she says. she's one of five palestinian women making the same claim. she is one month pregnant. her husband is also serving multiple life sentences. she and
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